Lotte Rose Kjær Skau is a Danish artist and musician who works predominantly in sound art, installation and video. She makes work that renders a subject and its environment as things in oscillation between technology, cybernetics, self-enjoyment and cultural tradition; transient, virtual worlds of performance and communication mediated by computer technologies and tactile sculptural interventions of rocks, driftwood and knitting.
Kjær Skau describes her work as “one big search for the void” and the interaction between feelings of nothingness and being flooded with ego. Her work is informed by a lively multitude of sources fluctuating between public and private spheres, from the machinations of the international music industry through to the artisanal handicraft traditions of her family.
Lotte Rose Kjær Skau [b. 1984, Jutland, Denmark] recently graduated in 2012 with an MA in Sound Art at the London College of Communication and previously studied Audiologopedics (speech therapy studies) at the University of Copenhagen. She has exhibited and performed in the UK and Denmark, recently creating an installation for the Århus Lydfestival 2013. She has released two EP’s on Sound Esc as well as releasing several remixes on different labels. She was the recipient of a grant for the production of new work from the Danish Arts Council in 2010 and participated in the spring exhibition at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen where she was awarded the Helle & Arent Jacobsen’s Grant for Young Artists award. Kjær Skau lives and works in Copenhagen.
United We/I Stand Etc. me_green, 2013
02:47 (loop) 16/9
United We/I Stand Etc. me_tiger dress, 2012
00:26 (loop), 4/3
Digital print on Hahnemühle paper
29.5 × 21cm
United We/I Stand Etc. me_sunflowers, 2012
00:45 (loop), 4/3
United We/I Stand Etc. me_South Africa, 2014
Video, driftwood and glass
02:53 (loop), 16/9
Everything Twice, 2015
Digital collage, C-type print
26 × 24cm
How to Get Somewhere, 2012
02:58 (loop), 16/9